Rabbi George’s Sermons

November 30, 2018: Sermon – “The Key to Happiness”


November 27, 2018:

Podcast “Explore the Space with Rabbi George – Crisis Leadership”

To listen, click HERE.


November 1, 2018: Hundreds Gathered at Solidarity Interfaith Service for Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Our hearts are broken over the tragic events at The Tree of Life congregation in Pittsburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they mourn and begin the long road of recovery from this unimaginable loss. May they find comfort and strength in the knowledge that they are not alone in their grief; that Am Yisrael, the Jewish People here in Santa Rosa and around the world, stands with them.
Participating Congregations:
Congregation Beth Ami, Congregation Ner Shalom, First Presbyterian Church, Christ Church United Methodist, First United Methodist Church, The Center for Spiritual Living, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, and The Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Rosa.

September 18, 2018: Kol Nidre Sermon “Three Poems for the Evening of Yom Kippur”


September 10, 2018: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Lost and Found”


August, 2018: 
Radio Show with Rabbi George & Rabbi Ted Feldman on the Meaning of the Holy Days
To listen, click HERE.

April 27, 2018: Holiness: A Humanist View


April 11, 2018: Yom HaShoah Sermon: “Resistance”


March 2, 2018: Shabbat Sermon: “Pot Brownies at the OnegMarijuana Dispensary as a Fundraiser? Is Cannabis Kosher?”


October 20, 2017: Shabbat Sermon: “Who By Fire”


October 2017:

Rabbi George joins with other religious leaders discuss how faith communities are helping cope with the North Bay wildfires.

Listen Here: October Fires – Rabbi George


Rabbi George on “Religions and the Environment”

At the CST forum on climate change and population growth.

Read Here: Religions and the Environment

 


September 20, 2017: Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Avinu Malkeinu


September 29, 2017: Kol Nidre Sermon “The Windphone”


October 2016:

Rosh Hashanah Sermon: “The True Voice of The Holy One”


October 2016:

Kol Nidre Sermon (Text) “Values”

Read Here:  Kol Nidre Values

 


June 15, 2016: Rabbi George Speaks at the Multi-denominational “Vigil for Orlando” 


January 25, 2015: 

Rabbi George’s remarks at the CST forum on Climate Change and Overpopulation “An Open and Urgent Question”

Read Here: An Open and Urgent Question


September 2015: Kol Nidre Sermon (text) “Let me not die while I’m still alive”.

Read here: Let Me Not Die While I’m Still Alive

 


September 2015: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “To Be Human…”

Read here: To Be Human


September 2015: High Holy Day Sermon “L’Chaim

Read Here: L’Chaim


September 2014: Yizkor Sermon “The Poetics of Loss & Memory”

Listen here: The Poetics of Loss & Memory


September 2014: Kol Nidre Sermon “Do You Love Me?”

Read here: Do You Love Me?

 


September 2014: Yom Kippur Sermon in memory of Rabbi David Hartman “A Blessing in the New Year”.

Read here: Blessing in the New Year

 


September 2014: Rosh Hashanah Sermon 


Shabbat Sermon “Newton”

Read here: Newtown Sermon


September 2013: Kaddish & Yiskor Sermon

Read here: Kaddish/Yiskor


September 2013: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Interbeing”

Read here: Interbeing


September 2013: Yom Kippur Sermon “Vulnerability”

Read here: Vulnerability


September 2012: Yom Kippur Sermon “Valley of the Shadow”

Read here: Valley of the Shadow


September 2012: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Hineini, Here I Am”

Read here: Hineini, Here I Am


September 2011: Yiskor Sermon “The Death of Moses”

Read here: The Death of Moses


September 2011: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Yom HaDin – Day of Judgement”

Read here: Yom HaDin | Day of Judgement


April 2010: Yom HaShoah Sermon “To Be Human in a Place Where There is No Humanity”

Read here: To Be Human in a Place Where There is No Humanity


April 2009: Sermon “How Open is Our Tent”

Read here: How Open is Our Tent


September 2010: Rosh Hashanah Sermon

The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge | Rosh Hashanah 5770

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Life Hanging in the Balance | Erev Rosh Hashanah 5770

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Torah Then and Now

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In Search of Sin | Yom Kippur 5769

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Meta: Loving-Kindness | Erev Rosh Hashanah 5768

The Broken and the Whole

No Isaac, Not Anyone

Being Human

My Heart is in the East but I,  I am at the Edge of the West

Yizkor 5764

The Blessing of America

Remembering What Makes Life Worth Living

A Response to the War in Iraq

A Memory That Leads to Redemption

Yizkor 5763

Choosing Life

Barukh Hashem

The Secret of Jewish Survival

Avodah Sh’balev: Work of the Heart